From the Woods to My House and Therefore Getting Painted

I haven’t worked on stick ladies recently – busy with other things. I had quite a collection from the summer, though, and here are some of them. I’ve given a lot away this fall, so I think I’ll be making more soon. I feel the itch.

I tried to find some sticks with curves, branches, or other interesting sections, and then I used the features in figuring out how I wanted to paint the women. They certainly develop their own personalities this way, or I should say, they have their own personalities already, inherent in the wood…

This group of ladies I painted just for myself. I have them in my bathroom right now. I designed their outfits and color scheme to go with the room – white, gray, and yellow. I think I will keep them there all winter and then maybe in the spring they’ll try a new location or who knows – a new home. Because I do like to give these figures to people.

stick ladies group of three in yellow white and gray 8-14

Here are some portraits of a few ladies. Thinking their own thoughts, they are.

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10 thoughts on “From the Woods to My House and Therefore Getting Painted

  1. agnesashe

    Is it my imagination, but the ladies you’ve made for your home look a little sad or perhaps that’s the effect of the restricted palette. In either case they are quite charming.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, I noticed this too. I don’t know if they don’t like each other, or being stuck in the bathroom, or what, but they each have a sour look. I’m trying to cheer them up. It’s not working.

    I do know that when I make the faces on these people, it’s a matter of chance, almost, what expression they get. A little swoop or drop to a line and the expression goes from sad to mad to cheerful. Interesting to me. It’s not in my control!

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